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Behavior Bummers

Does your trail horse paw, walk off when you mount up, or go at an inconsistent speed? Correct these behavioral woes with these techniques from top trainer/clinician Julie Goodnight. BY
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Horse Illustrated Julie Goodnight Q&As – Bit Tips

Q: I just purchased a seven-year-old gelding. The previous owner was riding him in a single-jointed snaffle bit. Now, I’m looking for a bit for him and he has responded
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Stop In An Emergency

    The Trail Rider ~ May/June 2016 Riding Right   Stop in an Emergency The one-rein stop is often taught as the go-to aid for slowing and stopping a
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The Pully-Rein Stop

The Trail Rider ~ May 2016 Ride Right with Julie Goodnight   To watch Julie Goodnight demonstrate how to perform the pulley-rein stop, go to TrailRiderMag.com.   The Pulley-Rein Stop
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Q & A – How To Introduce Kids To Horses And Riding

Q: What are safe tips to introduce my kids to horses and riding? I want them to love riding but don’t want to do too much too soon and end
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Q & A – How To Make Picking Hooves Easier

Q: Sometimes when I’m picking out my horse’s hooves, she pulls it down onto the floor. If I hold it tightly, she tries to jerk it away. How can I
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Q & A Move Forward Into The Canter

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Extended Trot Instead Of Canter Cue

Julie Goodnight Q&A Q: How do I get my horse to move out at the trot without breaking into a lope? He’s a western horse learning dressage and the extended
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Cinching Up Just Enough – Julie Goodnight Q & A

Q: How tight should I tighten my horse’s cinch—and what is the right process. I don’t want to hurt my horse and I want to make sure he never becomes
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My Horse Consistently Breaks Gait From A Lope To A Jog On The Right Lead. Q & A

Q: My horse consistently breaks gait from a lope to a jog on the right lead. What may be causing this? –Haley White A: This is an interesting question—and I
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Feed-Time Aggression Q & A

Julie Goodnight Q&A Feed-Time Aggression; Maintaining the Right Lead Q: Why do some horses feel threatened when it comes to their food, and in return behave in an aggressive way
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3 Leadership Activities

By: Heidi Melocco with Julie Goodnight Top trainer/clinician Julie Goodnight gives you three fun activities designed to enhance the bond you have with your horse and solidify your role as
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Choose The Right Reins

RIDE RIGHT//NOV-DEC 2015   Online extra! For Julie Goodnight’s tip on using color-coded reins for kids, go to TrailRider.com.   Choose the Right Reins Learn how choose the right reins,
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A Safe Handle On The Reins

A Safe Handle on the Reins   By Heidi Nyland Melocco with Julie Goodnight   Learn how to safely use your reins on the trail with top trainer/clinician Julie Goodnight. She’ll
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Decoding Your Trainer, Part 1

Understand elusive riding terminology to get the most out of your ride time Concept and Written by Julie Goodnight ©2013 You know the feeling. You ride in a lesson and
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Horses Need Horses

Relationship Fix Series   By Julie Goodnight with Heidi Melocco   Top trainer Julie Goodnight discusses how horses gain a sense of calm and necessary interaction with the herd—and how
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